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Amherst man charged with robbing Northtown Plaza bank branch on Monday

Amherst police have charged a man in connection with a bank robbery at the Northtown Plaza on Monday.

Mark T. Evans, 31, of Amherst is accused of robbing the First Niagara Bank on Sheridan Drive at about 3 p.m.

Amherst police on Tuesday said Evans entered the bank, gave the teller a note and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

Authorities charged Evans with robbery, grand larceny and possession of a controlled substance.

After being arraigned Tuesday morning, he was being held at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $5,000 bail.


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